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TikTok's tallest family reveal the strangest things people say to them   -2%

Members of TikTok's tallest family share the strange things people say to them while out in public.


Flag-raising ceremony to celebrate 73rd founding anniversary of PRC held at Tian'anmen Square  


A flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)
A flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)
A flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)
A flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)
A flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)
A flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China is held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)


Lakers guard Matt Ryan had a unique path to the NBA, and it involved a cemetery   -10%


Matt Ryan's route to the Lakers included working at a cemetery while training at a rec center where he had to create a makeshift three-point line.


Tracking Bidens nominees to fill the top roles in his administration   5%


Follow the president's progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.


Gas in Los Angeles now costs $6.26 a gallon as average price jumps 15 cents overnight  


The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the L.A. region reached $6.26 Thursday, just 20 cents shy of the area's record high, set this summer, according to AAA.


MSU professors in letter to board: President Stanley shouldn't step down. Here's why.  


The MSU Board of Trustees' public conflict with the school's president, Samuel Stanley, threatens the institution's still-fragile stability.

      


Op-Ed: Facial recognition technology victimizes people of color. It must be regulated  


A new federal bill would limit law enforcement's use of facial recognition technology.


Woman discovers boyfriend is cheating using Alexa device  

A woman has found out her boyfriend is cheating by listening to stored audio files on the couple's Alexa device.


A new island has emerged out of the Pacific Ocean, but it may soon disappear   -14%

The little atoll located southwest of Tonga's Late Island measured roughly 8.6 acres and stood at around 50 feet above sea level, Tonga's Geological Services said.


Royal report with 9Honey's Natalie Oliveri  

Oprah Winfrey could be dragged into Meghan's defamation case with her sister Samantha, why Princess Mary and the Danish royals are stripping their members of royal titles and King Charles pictured with the Prince and Princess of Wales in an official portrait.


Prairie premiers, U.S. governors urge Canada, U.S. to keep border crossings open longer  


Canada's Prairie premiers and two U.S. governors want their respective countries to restore pre-pandemic operating hours at entry points along their shared land border.


Elliott: Kings' Stanley Cup hopes rest on teammates challenging Anze Kopitar for scoring crown   -33%


If the Kings want to become serious Stanley Cup contenders, they will need someone to match or exceed Anze Kopitar's scoring totals.


Letters to the Editor: Yes, Karen Bass can be pro-gun control while owning guns   -7%


Karen Bass suffered a home burglary. Shame on Rick Caruso's campaign for attacking her politically because her guns were taken.


Bosnia election: Reformists gain in vote dominated by ethnic tensions   5%

Voters turned out to choose the country's new tripartite presidency and national, regional and local lawmakers. Nearly 30 years after the Bosnian war, the Balkan country is plagued by friction between its ethnic groups.


NASA's DART mission hits asteroid in historic test   17%

When NASA's DART spacecraft crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos, it marked the first time humanity had tried to deflect an object in space. It's a test to see how we'd defend Earth against asteroid impacts.


17 children among the dead in Indonesian soccer stampede   -37%


Seventeen children were among at least 125 people killed in a soccer stampede in Indonesia on the weekend, officials said, as pressure grew on the Southeast Asian nation to explain how one of the world's worst stadium disasters unfolded.


Namibia: Fight for Mboma Intensifies   6%

[Namibian] CHRISTINE Mboma's coach Henk Botha faces "legal action over false and defamatory statements" from the Newton Agency, as the battle for the gifted athlete rumbles on.


Tesla's AI Day is tonight. It may wow you -- or end with a gaffe   -30%


Tesla will hold its second annual AI Day in Palo Alto, California, Friday evening. The six-hour event will include updates on Tesla's work in artificial intelligence, "Full Self-Driving," its supercomputer "Dojo" and maybe a humanoid robot, according to invitations posted online by Tesla supporters. The event is expected to be live-streamed.


Angels, Ohtani avoid arbitration with record 1-Year, $30M US Contract   20%


Shohei Ohtani has agreed to a one-year, $30 million US deal with the Los Angeles Angels for the 2023 season in the two-way superstar's final year of arbitration eligibility before free agency.


National Pierogi Day is Oct. 8 and it's time to celebrate   16%


If you love pierogi, it's time to grab a half dozen or more and honor the much-loved Polish dumplings for National Pierogi Day on Oct. 8.

      


Will Smith film Emancipation to come out this year  

The slave drama will be released in December, making it eligible for next year's Oscars.


Parade by disciplined services hails national day in HK   8%


Hong Kong's Disciplined Services practice Chinese-style foot drill on Saturday during a grand parade in the special administrative region. The parade, organized by the Security Bureau of the SAR government, was held to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. [Photo by Edmond Tang/China Daily]

The Security Bureau led the disciplined services, auxiliary services and nine youth groups to hold the "Together We Prosper" grand parade in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Speaking at the ceremony, Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said that colleagues from the disciplined services are at the forefront of maintaining law and order.

"They protect the lives and property of Hong Kong citizens with selfless dedication and work tirelessly to prevent and suppress acts endangering national security," he said.

He also praised the disciplined services and auxiliary services for their commitment to epidemic prevention work, and pointed out that they are the most steadfast of Hong Kong's anti-epidemic workers.


Hong Kong's Disciplined Services practice Chinese-style foot drill on Saturday during a grand parade in the special administrative region. [Photo by Edmond Tang/China Daily]

The parade was held to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Participating services included the Customs and Excise Department, the Government Flying Service, the Correctional Services Department, the Fire Services Department, the Hong Kong Police Force, the Immigration Department, the Auxiliary Medical Service and the Civil Aid Service.

Opening the grand parade, a flag-raising ceremony featured a Hong Kong Police Band performance, the singing of the national anthem by the youth groups and a fly-past by GFS helicopters.


Hong Kong's Disciplined Services practice Chinese-style foot drill on Saturday during a grand parade in the special administrative region. [Photo by Edmond Tang/China Daily]

Performances that followed included a joint Chinese-style foot drill by the disciplined services, which was the first since the disciplined services adopted the drill.

The disciplined services and auxiliary services conducted a military tattoo and music performances, and dog handlers staged demonstrations of enforcement operations with working dogs.

In addition, youth groups under the disciplined services performed dragon and lion dances and military boxing with the Hong Kong Army Cadets Association and the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps.


Hong Kong's Disciplined Services practice Chinese-style foot drill on Saturday during a grand parade in the special administrative region. [Photo by Edmond Tang/China Daily]

A flag-raising ceremony is held ahead of the grand parade that celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. [Photo/VCG]


Kremlin appears unsure of the exact borders of the regions it plans to annex  


• Ukrainian forces make further gains • Elon Musk sparks backlash from Ukrainian officials with unsolicited 'peace' plan • Analysis:India's words are anti-war, but New Delhi's actions are propping up Putin's regime



NASA cancels moon rocket launch for 3rd time due to possible hurricane   -1%


NASA is skipping next week's launch attempt of its new moon rocket because of a tropical storm that's expected to become a major hurricane.


TikTok may be fined 27m for failing to protect children  

The video-sharing platform has been issued with a final notice of intent by the UK's data watchdog.


Endorsement: Rick Chavez Zbur for Assembly   43%


Zbur's background in environmental policy and LGBTQ rights will make him a strong advocate for Santa Monica and Hollywood in the state Capitol.


Tim Westwood review issues call for evidence  

A barrister is examining what was known about the ex Radio 1 DJ's conduct during his time at the BBC.


VIRAL pics from Richa-Ali pre-wedding festivities   30%


Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal's wedding festivity has begun and pictures from their many ceremonies are taking over the internet. Ahead of their wedding on October 6, the couple hosted a phool haldi, mehendi and sangeet ceremony in Delhi. For the occasion, Richa decked up in a stunning pink embroidered lehenga while Ali Fazal looked suave in a white angrakha.


L.A. moves closer to ending COVID-19 eviction protections  


An L.A. City Council committee signed off Wednesday on a plan that would phase out the city's COVID-19 anti-eviction rules at the end of January.


Kenya: Petrodollar Dream Set to Be a Game Changer   7%

[The Exchange] In light of the ongoing global fuel crisis due to the Russia-Ukraine war, that has disrupted the global supply chain, it's inevitable to broach the subject of Kenya's oil production and the petroleum industry on the whole.


Rick Caruso has spent more than $62 million since entering L.A. mayor's race   16%


Rick Caruso has spent more than $62 million, nearly all of it his own money, in the L.A. mayor's race, according to the latest filings.


Sales of iconic Hudson's Bay blankets will now support fund for Indigenous initiatives   20%


The Hudson's Bay Foundation and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund have announced that net proceeds from the sale of HBC's famed striped wool blankets will now provide support for Indigenous cultural, artistic and educational activities through a newly launched initiative.


Column: Can the abortion issue save the Senate for Democrats? This race offers a test case  


The Supreme Court abortion ruling has boosted Democratic Sen. Patty Murray's reelection hopes. Her Republican rival is focusing on inflation, crime.


Halloween 2022: Your guide to haunted houses, attractions in Michigan   100%


A comprehensive rundown of Michigan's best haunted attractions across the state that are bound to fit your interests.

      


Testing the new iPhone: From battery to always-on screen   50%

The BBC's Technology Editor, Zoe Kleinman, has been testing out the latest Apple smartphone.


How to win while losing: private members' bills and the virtues of going big  


Bill C-210, a private members' bill that would have lowered the voting age, was defeated in the House of Commons on Wednesday. But there's something to be said for the attempt.


All delegates to 20th CPC National Congress elected  

BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A total of 2,296 delegates were elected to attend the upcoming 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), an official statement said Sunday.

Under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the delegates were elected in accordance with the Party Constitution, the CPC Central Committee's requirements, adopting methods required by the CPC Central Committee, the statement said.

The process upheld the Party's nature and purpose, adhered to and enhanced the Party's overall leadership, and fully embodied intraparty democracy, it added.

The delegates are composed of outstanding CPC members who are highly-qualified ideologically and politically, have good work styles and high moral standards, are competent in discussing state affairs, and have made remarkable achievements in their work, the statement said.

The spectrum of the delegates is broadly representative, meeting the requirements set by the CPC Central Committee on proportions of delegates from various sectors and backgrounds, said the statement.

Among the delegates are Party members both in leadership positions and working on the frontline, a considerable number of female Party members and those from ethnic minority groups, as well as those from various sectors including the economy, science and technology, national defense, judicial, procuratorial and public security sectors, education, publicity, culture, health care, sports and social administration, it said.

The eligibility of these delegates will be verified by a special review committee before they attend the upcoming congress.


What cities can do better to protect themselves from hurricanes and other floods   -33%

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with civil engineering professor Brett Sanders about what's needed in terms of infrastructure planning to make communities more resilient to serious floods and storms.


Gabriels: From 'harrowing' American Idol to 2022's most talked-about band   25%

Singer Jacob Lusk on the musical rebirth that saw him form the year's most talked-about new band.